Served hot, this beautiful tangy soup helps beat the winter "blahs". On a sunny summer day, it's refreshing cold. I have fun serving it because people are so intrigued with the idea of a fruit soup. Even doubters scrape their bowls clean.
-Susan Stull, Chillicothe, Missouri
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
- 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
- 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
- 1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
- 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- Whipped cream, additional raspberries and mint, optional
- In a large saucepan, bring cranberries and apple juice to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Press through a
- sieve; return to the pan. Also press the raspberries through the
- sieve; discard skins and seeds. Add to cranberry mixture; bring to a
- boil. Add the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon; remove from the heat.
- Cool 4 minutes. Combine cornstarch and cream until smooth; gradually
- stir into the pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2
- minutes or until thickened. Serve hot or chilled. Serve with whipped
- cream, raspberries and mint if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 362 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium,